Promote Human Rights

#HumanRights #SupportDontPunish

Member State implementation of the UN Drug Conventions has largely ignored the overarching International Human Rights framework. Punitive laws have not reduced the use or availability of drugs and concurrently fuelled human rights abuses including torture by police, mass incarceration, extortion, arbitrary detention, forced labor, and extrajudicial killings, to name but a few.

Stop the Harm is calling for governments to ground their drug laws in human rights, guided by the Sustainable Development Goals of promoting health, safety and human rights.

Photo Credits: Sebastian Liste for the Open Society Foundations (background); Open Society Foundations (primary); Benjamin Fogarty-Valenzuela  (footer)

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